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The programming teams from HKUST once again achieved great success at the IBM DB2 UDB Inter-University Programming Contest this year. The contest was held on January 29 in Hong Kong.
HKUST sent five teams for this year's contest. Among them, the team comprising Desmond HUNG (Year 3), Qifeng CHEN (Year 2) and Jueyi WANG (Year 1) beat more than 30 teams and won the Champion Team Award. It proves their outstanding programming skills and excellent problem solving skills. Within a certain time limit, they successfully completed a series of question to score the highest marks in the shortest time. The winning team received a cash prize of HK$30,000. At the same time, the five teams got the highest total scores that win them the overall Champion University Award.
Team Leader Desmond HUNG of the Champion Team said: "I am honored to receive the award. This is very encouraging for it proves the team work and problem solving ability of our fellow teammates. This contest was not only a great challenge but also a valuable learning experience. It enables me to have practical exposure outside the classroom which I believe would definitely help our future endeavour." Desmond also wanted to thank Dr. Wilfred Ng, the faculty coach and Derek Hu, their postgraduate coach for their supportiveness and great contributions that help their preparation a lot. The other two team members were also very excited about receiving the award. "I would also like to express my gratitude to my talented teammates and our best cooperation. It was really a wonderful time working with intelligent and professional students to achieve the same goal." Team member Jueyi remarked.
The contest aims to strengthen students' capability regarding the DB2 database management system. Learn more about the contest.
All team members with Dr. Wilfred Ng (Middle) and Derek Hu (Left)
Qifeng CHEN, Jueyi WANG and Desmond HUNG from the Champion Team (From left to right)